The Davis Avenue Bridge

Broadway Avenue in Sulphur has had several names. The first was Baseline Road back in territorial days. Then, when new Sulphur was platted, the street was called Davis Avenue. For our discussion of the bridge, we will use the latter name.

Immediately after the town moved out of the Park there was considerable difficulty getting across Rock Creek, especially when it was the rainy season. The steep banks caused a great need for several bridges to be built.

The first bridge was the Davis Avenue Bridge, the second was a bridge built across Rock Creek on Vinita Avenue and the third bridge was called the Coney Island Ford (Low Water Bridge). Another bridge was wanted by the town’s people across Rock Creek at Muskogee Avenue but the Secretary of the Interior would not approve the bridge crossing government property because he did not like the design of the bridge.

 

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